Catch a Falling Star
by Kim Culbertson
Point, 2014. 300 pages. Young adult fiction.
Carter Moon is planning on having a normal summer working in her dad's sandwich shop in sleepy Little, CA. That is, until a movie crew comes into town with a troubled teen lead as the star attraction. Carter's normal is turned upside down by a job offer from Adam Jakes' manager - to be his small-town tabloid girlfriend during the shoot to improve his image. But as Carter takes Adam around town in full view of the paparazzi, is she in danger of losing her heart to a heartthrob?
This was a fun, light summer read. I really liked Culbertson's characters and enjoyed the whole romance of the situation. And she put in some elements - such as Carter's troubled brother's gambling addiction - that keep from being a completely unbelievable piece of romantic fluff. The book is as much about Carter learning about herself and what she wants in life as it is about whether she and Adam have a future together. This is a fun book that will also get you thinking about what your dreams and ambitions are and how you can achieve them.